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Best Multi-Residential Design Up to Six Dwellings

Richmond Project

Orbit Solutions Pty Ltd for Richmond Project
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“The client required the demolition of an existing single storey building on their site in Richmond,” said Darren Cole-Sinclair of Orbit Solutions. “With a large number of three-storey buildings in the precinct, it was considered an appropriate design response to maximise the site’s yield by constructing two townhouses, each of three levels. With expansive view opportunities not usually afforded for such a inner city location, it was decided to elevate the living spaces to the top floor. The brief also called for good light and maximising exterior living as much as possible.”

“State and local planning policies were adhered to from the outset, negating protracted negotiations or any need for arbitration at VCAT. The design did evolve in response to Council’s requirements, expressed both in pre-application meetings and post advertising,” said Darren.

“This project at Richmond successfully integrates an articulated contemporary building within the existing built environment,” said Geoff Hoare, Chair of the Judging Panel. “The design maintains the scale and setbacks of the surrounding buildings, and uses materials, textures, and articulation of architectural form to great effect. The resultant design has created a bold architectural statement that sits well within its surrounds.”